Sunday, 28 February 2016

La chapelle de Richard Mique

Chapelle Lycée Hoche Versailles
So... two days ago, VDP showed you a key. It was the key to this place. The chapel of Hoche school. The building, which was designed by Richard Mique and completed in 1772, was once a nunnery and school for young ladies, founded by Queen Marie Leszczyńska, Louis XV's consort, though she died before its completion. It became a school after the French Revolution and was named after Versaillais General Hoche. During WWI, the school was a military hospital. Read more about it here.
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Donc... il y a deux jours, VDP vous montrait une clef. C'était le sésame pour entrer dans la chapelle ci-dessus, qui se trouve au lycée Hoche. Antérieurement un couvent et maison d'éducation pour les jeunes filles, fondé par la reine Marie Leszczyńska, achevé en 1772 sur les plans de Richard Mique, il est ensuite devenu école après la Révolution et nommé d'après le général Hoche, versaillais de naissance. Pendant la première guerre mondiale, le lycée devint en partie hôpital militaire. Pour ceux qui veulent en savoir plus, c'est par ici 
Chapelle Lycée Hoche Versailles

19 comments:

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Neat building Ciel, that's a very imposing entrance. I love the way you have managed to get a figure either side...

Revrunner said...

Looks nothing like the schools I attended. :-)

Dianne said...

An impressive key to an impressive building Ciel - I'm wondering if Avenue Hoche in Paris is named after this same General ?

Lois said...

It is lovely. I like the color and of course I am always partial to any building with columns.

RedPat said...

Wonderful pics of the building, Ciel!

William Kendall said...

Quite an impressive structure, and a lot of history to go with it.

Bob Crowe said...

The two photos are a nice balance of the architectural elements. They don't make 'em like that any more.

Josette T said...

le titre m'a intrigué je pensais à la résidence HLM Richard Mique ;-)))

Dave said...

Impressive building and looks as if its been recently cleaned. Six Nations...although Wales won they weren't impressive. It will be interesting against England but I think England will do it. All teams are a long way off the standard of the Southern hemisphere.

cieldequimper said...

@ Dianne: yes.

VP said...

A really beautiful building!

bill said...

A very attractive building. I like the way you framed it.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A school for young ladies! Now my imagination is running riot, how lovely to see them coming and going from this gorgeous building wearing the attire of the day.. I know you were imagining that also Ciel :)

Sharon Anck said...

That is a gorgeous building and what a history.

Gunn said...

What a GRAND and STYLISH school building.
If these walls could speak.... is what I am thinking just now:)

joo said...

Grand building with Polish connection:)

Lowell said...

Very nice. As I recall, you've posted photos of the school before, right?

Loree said...

What a beautiful building. It really draws the eyes.

Wayne said...

Could you imagine walking through those doors every day for school??!